The mister – E.L. James

London, 2019. Life has been easy for Maxim Trevelyan. With his good looks, aristocratic connections, and money, he’s never had to work and he’s rarely slept alone. But all that changes when tragedy strikes and Maxim inherits his family’s noble title, wealth, and estates, and all the responsibility that entails. It’s a role he’s not prepared for and one that he struggles to face.

819b1f61ccedc3cf66771f5e973a7cb4But his biggest challenge is fighting his desire for an unexpected, enigmatic young woman who’s recently arrived in England, possessing little more than a dangerous and troublesome past.  Reticent, beautiful, and musically gifted, she’s an alluring mystery, and Maxim’s longing for her deepens into a passion that he’s never experienced and dares not name. Just who is Alessia Demachi? Can Maxim protect her from the malevolence that threatens her? And what will she do when she learns that he’s been hiding secrets of his own?

From the heart of London through wild, rural Cornwall to the bleak, forbidding beauty of the Balkans, The Mister is a roller-coaster ride of danger and desire that leaves the reader breathless to the very last page.

E.L. James’s ‘The Mister’ is Fifty Shades of awful. Rich boy falls in love with poor girl (here an Earl falls in love with his house-help). The house-help is on the run not only from murderous sex-traffickers but also from a cruel narcissistic man who is she being forced to marry.

Romance novels like this should be banned as they send out a wrong message. These novels are unapologetically dramatic and sweepingly romantic which doesn’t exist in the real world. The men are all tall dark and handsome and the women have hot bodies and they are flawless. Woman are portrayed to be in some kind of distress and the man her knight in shining armour.  

I really wanted to give this book a chance …………..

I really wanted to like it. 

Okay, so this was no 50 Shades that’s for sure. I mean it’s on the other end of the spectrum! In saying that I didn’t hate it nor did I love it, it was just okay. It’s a very slow, sweet love story.

The Music mentioned in the book is awesome though …….. Bach, Rachmaninoff, Chopin, Beethoven, Ben Howard’s Fear, RY X Love like this, Dua Lipa’s One Kiss. 

Rating: 3 out of 5.
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